Burgundy & Provence

8 July - 15 July 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

9 Ports

8 July

Setting sail from Lyon

Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is one of France's most appealing cities. Its reputation for gastronomic excellence is well deserved, with hundred of wonderful restaurants, from lavish Michelin-starred affairs to family-run joints tucked away down a back alley. What's more, the UNESCO listed historic centre boasts a marvellous ensemble of Renaissance-era buildings, best appreciated from the top of the soaring Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Our tip

Getting around by public transport is great, with TGVs, trains, trams, trolleybuses, and a tube network which includes two funicular railways.

9 July

France: Mâcon

10 July

France: Lyon

11 July

France: Tain I'Hermitage, Tournon

12 July

France: Viviers

13 July

France: Avignon

14 July

France: Tarascon

15 July

Arriving in Avignon

The former papal stronghold of Avignon cuts a dramatic figure, perched above the Rhône and ensconced behind towering walls. The Palais des Papes was home to a succession of 14th century pontiffs, and still looms large over Avignon's atmospheric old town. The cobbled streets that surround the palace are a joy to explore, and you'll also find the ruins of the bridge that gave rise to the famous song. Avignon is more than just an open air museum though, and there is a real buzz about the place during July's popular theatre festival, when the city's hotels are full to bursting.

Don't miss

The Palais des Papes is impressive but do visit early as it’s easy to get held up on the narrow staircases behind large groups.

The Ship

Your home from home

S.S. Catherine Suite

Uniquely designed and decorated, with an exceptional attention to detail, S.S. Catherine has been crafted to reflect the specific area in which she operates.

What we love

Introduced in 2014 the S.S. Catherine is the Uniworld most modern design to date along with the other Super Ships, S.S Maria Theresa and S.S. Antoinette. Individually decorated suites with cleverly designed French balconies open the rooms to the outside, and the outrageously over the top décor of the public spaces combines brilliantly with modern touches like the superb indoor heated pool at the back of the ship to provide a truly luxurious vessel.

Capacity 159 Guests
Crew 57 European Staff
Style Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea, specialist coffees and soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • All gratuities
More about S.S. Catherine

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Cour des Loges, Lyon

Where to stay in Lyon

We love the Cour des Loges in the heart of old Lyon.

Windmill and vineyard in Beaujolais, France

What to do around Lyon

This is a great base to set forth for wine tasting in Beaujolais.

Hotel La Mirande, Avignon

Our favourite hotel in Avignon

La Mirande – intimate, great location and classically French style.

Glanum Roman ruins

Around Avignon

If you are interested in Roman antiquities, visit the archaeological site of Glanum at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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